We have gathered a world class judging panel representing a who's who of British Private Equity representatives. Together we'll curate a awards evening that recognises and celebrates consistent excellence, new ideas and innovation to help our industry adapt, thrive and survive
Rhonda Ryan is a Partner on the global Investment Team and Head of the EMEA Investment Team at Pavilion Alternatives Group. She is responsible for leading manager research in the EMEA region as well as having overall responsibility for Pavilion’ EMEA portfolio. Rhonda has been working in International Investment since 1992, and has experience in Private Markets since 1997.
Tim heads up DLA Piper’s European Private Equity group which comprises 52 partners across 32 offices and 21 jurisdictions. The majority of his work is in relation to LBOs - whether acting for the PE House (e.g. Duke Street, European Capital, Partners Group and Searchlight) or management teams. Since joining DLA in September 2014 he has acted on 17 deals including Chromaflo, a US-based portfolio company of Arsenal Capital, on its acquisition of Kreate, ii) the disposal of Baywater Ireland, iii) the disposal of Payzone UK for Duke Street, iv) the LBOs of Forkrent and OneCall for Searchlight and Duke Street, v) for the management teams of Meantime Brewery and Element Materials Technology (US$1 billion), viii) the acquisition of Bookatable by Michelin and just recently the LBO of European medical company Mediglobe.
A former chair of the BVCA, Wol Kolade is managing partner at UK mid-market firm Livingbridge, which counts more than 75 staff in the UK and Australia, and has £1bn ready to invest over the next five years. Wol started his career with Barclays in 1990 and after a short period in various head office roles joined a predecessor firm of Livingbridge in 1993.
Daniel Sasaki a founder of Mayfair and is the firm's Managing Partner. He has been investing in TMT and Consumer businesses globally for the past 20 years. Prior to Mayfair, he led the investment effort of LDC’s London office. Before joining LDC, Daniel had a successful investment career at Credit Suisse First Boston and SOFTBANK Europe Ventures, where he was the UK Head.
Janet Brooks joined Monument Group in 2007 and is a Partner in the London office. She has investor coverage responsibility in the UK, France, French-speaking Switzerland, the Benelux region and Asia. Previously Janet spent 15 years with ECI Partners, ultimately as a Director and board member. She has also served on the Investor Relations committees of the BVCA and EVCA.
Ian Sale is one of London Team heads on HSBC’s Middle Market Financial Sponsors team. He has over 18 years’ experience in the leveraged finance arena, firstly with Lloyds Bank and now with HSBC. Ian and his team provide senior debt and working capital facilities for private equity investments in the UK and overseas. Ian also serves on the Member Engagement Advisory Committee of the BVCA.
Christiian joined Equistone in 2007 from MML Capital and prior to that began his private equity career with Campbell Lutyens. He is responsible for fundraising and leading the IR programme for current and potential investors. He also coordinates responsible investment and ESG initiatives at Equistone. Having been involved in the closing of Equistone’s third fund in 2007, he has subsequently led the fundraising for the last two vehicles: Fund IV (closed at €1.5bn in 2013) and Fund V (closed at €2bn in 2015).
Angela is a Managing Director in Investment Management, Co-Head of Private Equity Investment Management and member of the Investment and Executive Committees at Capital Dynamics. She has 30 years of experience evaluating, selecting, and monitoring private equity fund investments. Prior to joining us, Angela was at the West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Superannuation Fund. Earlier in her career, she was with Duncan C Fraser (Mercer), the consulting actuaries. Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University College of North Wales.
Greg Gille joined unquote" in 2010 as a reporter, initially focusing on the French private equity market. He was promoted to senior reporter and then news editor, before becoming deputy editor in 2013. He is currently online editor, overseeing the unquote" website.
Greg graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master's degree in media management in 2009. He started his career in Paris before moving to London in 2010.